Kenneth Pollack, senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy, evaluates the significance of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s visit with President Trump, and explains what it may indicate for the fight against ISIS and President Trump’s policy on Iraq in the future.
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For all of us who care about preventing an Iranian nuclear bomb, what’s the best way to keep preventing that? [The JCPOA is] not perfect, but it’s something. These conventions are never based on the premise that all the parties are telling the truth, it’s about enforcement mechanisms. No arms control agreement is based in trust.